The Strategic Planning Committee of the VMNH Board of Trustees will meet on September 27, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in Richmond at the Dominion Energy Headquarters at 600 East Canal Street. Room TBA. The public can also view this meeting live on the VMNH Meetings YouTube channel.
We're reaching into the archives for today's #BenInNature update presented by our friends at Carter Bank & Trust! The following post was originally published on August 10, 2020.
Back in May (2020), we looked at spittlebugs, which are the tiny little insect nymphs that hide inside a protective barrier of foam on the stems of plants (you can see an example of a spittlebug in the second picture). If you were left wondering what the adults look like, then today is your lucky day! This is Prosapia bicincta, also known as the two-lined spittlebug.
Adult spittlebugs are also known as "froghoppers" because of their incredible jumping skills. Froghoppers jump from one plant to another, and some species can jump more than two ...